February 26, 2014

baby bump countdown pictures

remember all those pregnancy posts i did last year in my countdown tee? i wanted to compile all the pictures together to see my bump grow. i remember waiting so long to "look" pregnant. looking back, i really only started to show around 25-ish weeks. it's always interesting to see how some people start showing right away, and others take a while.

now that ruby kay is almost 8 months old, being pregnant feels so long ago. looking back, i had a really easy pregnancy with only a bit of nausea and fatigue in my first trimester. i'm excited for the next time we get pregnant, and hope that it also goes smoothly. right now i'm thankful to not be pregnant and can't imagine carrying around ruby kay with a 41 week belly!

i'm so glad that we took these pictures, and hope that ruby kay enjoys seeing her grow in mama's belly! thanks to my trusty photographer, ben, for taking all of these with minimal complaints! :)

February 12, 2014

painted iPhone pictures

 i recently discovered a new editing app for pictures on my iPhone. it's called the waterlogue app, and can be found here.

i love how it can make an ordinary image look like painting found in an art museum. i have mostly played around with images already on my phone- but hope to use this on trips with pretty scenery. from the few art courses i took in school, i love art and wish that i spent more time on it. here are just a few of my favorites.
fall & our family.
cape fair, mo. & daddy's kisses.
tummy sleeper & valentines roses.

February 11, 2014

7 months with ruby kay

dearest ruby kay,

you are now seven months old, and life with you is so fun. you are active and mobile, and are always on the move. you are such a curious baby, and seem to be fascinated by your surroundings. when we are home, you love to pull yourself up onto the tv stand, chairs, and couch. you love to see all the action, and love being upright. 

you are such a joyful baby, and love to sing and jabber. your smile is so contagious and charming. your mama and daddy just love you! this past month has also been hard- with our crazy schedules full of travelling, and trying to develop more of a sleeping schedule for you. the older you get the deeper our love grows for you- but the more real it becomes. nothing could prepare us for being your mama and daddy- but our selflessness for you is what makes our love so strong!

some sweet things to remember from your seventh month with you are:
-you are still nursing, but eat pureed food 2x a day- lunch and dinner. your favorites so far are squash and sweet potato. you are starting to get the concept of grasping, thanks to your puffs. 
-you are a full blown crawler. you can tromp from one side of our living room to the other pretty quickly. you also now can crawl through the bottom your exersaucer. 
-we are slowly baby-proofing our apartment- luckily we don't have that much to do!
-you can pull yourself up to coffee tables and chairs. once standing you love to bounce- it's the funniest thing!
-you can transition from sitting to crawling to sitting
-you love peek a boo
-your nap schedule is still a little everywhere, but you typically take a morning and early afternoon nap
-your tickle spots are you neck, shoulders, and tummy.
-you are most content mama's hip 
a cute tushie on a curious girl
ruby kay, your mama and daddy are head over heels for you. it is a joy to see you grow, and we continue to be so proud of you!